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>> last guy who messed with detroit ended up like this. >> if you want to bring it, it's going to get broughten. >> that's what we dishing about. good morning. it is wednesday, october 24th as we take a look at reagan national this morning. feel pretty nice out there. a little warmer than where we've been starting our recent mornings. we do have this pass along, some breaking news on the roadways. all lanes of interstate 95 north in stafford, virginia are closed right now. they've been that way for several hours overnight since an accident caused a tractor- trailer to jackknife across the
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highway there. this happened right around mile marker 138 near stafford regional airport. right now, all traffic on i-95 north is being tea toured up to courthouse road and getting back on 95 there. julie wright will have much more coming up in just a few minutes. what a way to start your wednesday morning. >> yes, traffic. it's rough. >> welcome back, by the way. >> thank you very much. good to be back. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to talk weather with tucker barnes. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> at least the weather is cooperating this morning. we are doing just fine temperature-wise. we have a little cloud cover across the region. not expecting any rain shower activity today. hd radar nice and quiet. not a whole lot to feature there. we've got temperatures falling back into the mid-50s for much of the area. we're 60 here in town t should be a very nice start to your day and a beautiful afternoon. eventually with partial sunshine for your wednesday,
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we'll top out near 80 degrees. yesterday, we got into the upper 70s across the region. today, we should be near 80. maybe a degree or two warmer than yesterday. big changes here towards the end of the week and the weekend. valentine with details on that in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. some of the top stories we are working on this morning, more details about a manassas woman accused of going on a wild ride from virginia to maryland. it ended with a crash in bethesda. police say the woman crashed into i anumber of kors outside walter reed medical center. a civilian officer opened fire and hit the windshield. officers say she was screaming and asking strangely when they detained her near white splint mall. police in fairfax county are asking for your help in identifying this man who they believe is groping women from behind in broad daylight and taking off. police say at least six cases have been reported and they are investigating whether all of
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the cases are related. the sioux is described -- the suspect is described as hispanic, 5' 6" tall. before a report on the meningitis outbreak. >> reporter: the fungal meningitis outbreak has now hit its 17th state leaving 23 people dead. investigators say that they found unclean conditions at the building where the drug was manufactured. >> our investigators documented several deficiencies. >> reporter: it has recalled all its products and shut down
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operation. the massachusetts governor has ordered regulators to conduct surprise inspections at similar types of pharmahe pharmacy boar immediately start up announced inspections of compounding pharmacies that prepare sterile injectable medications. >> reporter: it is good news for some but too late for others like 16-year-old carissa college of indiana. she is potentially the youngest victim of the meningitis outbreak. >> i told my mom my headache was extremely bad. i was getting sick to my stomach and my neck started getting stiff. >> reporter: officials say it is not contagious like bacterial meningitis. >> it's communicable disease but the communication in this case is from the contaminated steroid to the injection not from person to person. >> reporter: as many as 14,000 patients are thought to have received injections of the suspect steroid. symptom could take a month to
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appear. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. good morning to you. it is wednesday, october 24th, 2012. live look outside. reagan national airport on this wednesday morning. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> it is pretty warm two this time of year. yes, it is. highs about 80 later today. >> do you believe that? >> that is nice. great. >> you could have been off and enjoyed this today but nope, you had to come back. >> i'm going to miss out on all that yard work i got to do. >> 60 at reagan national.
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i got work to do 50. cloud back in the forecast, at least partial cloudiness for your day today. not a perfectly sunny day. yesterday worked out well. we had plenty of afternoon sun across the area as we look at our satellite-radar. we have a little upper level disturbance coming through. you see some rain showers out to the west. if you are watching well out to the west, you will be dealing with a few showers during the course of your day. around here, you can't rule out the possibility of a sprinkle or a very light shower with you -- but i think much of your day will be dry. >> feels like summer out there. thank you. now back to that traffic alert we told you about. all lanes of i-95 north in stafford virginia remain shut down at this time. at least two vehicles got into an accident which caused a
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tractor-trailer to jackknife across the highway. this happened around mile marker 138 near stafford regional airport. there is a detour to get you around the mess. julie wright is joining us now live with more on this mess on the roads. >> we had a lot of clean-up yesterday afternoon with a tractor-trailer leaking propane. this morning, another hazmat situation which will close the portion of i-95 at the center point parkway. bail out, pick up route one from the crept are point parkway, take that northbound at the 60 courthouse road and reconnect with i-95. that will be the answer for you this morning. that will be the key to getting you where you need to be. route 1-rbgs a much more narrow road and a lot of folks will be using this as an alternative to work their way out of stafford. -- route 1, a much more narrow road. the lanes are open coming in
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out of manassas. also ad speed, the trip on southbound kenilworth avenue down towards pennsylvania avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. making headlines, main as as woman facing a number of charges after a wild ride that inned with a crash in bethesda. police say she was speeding on interstate 66 just before noon yesterday and drove into maryland and began smashing into cars. at one point, she tried to back into a civilian officer working for the navy who then opened fire and hit the windshield. she drove off and crashed into a fence. officers say she was screaming about jesus and acting strangely while being hauled into custody. >> we're told they noticed her biting or attempting to eat a bar of soap. >> she is a licensed nurse's aide but we are not sure when she has any prior connection to
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walter reed. also making headlines this morning, police in fairfax county are investigating whether a serial groper has struck again. they say another woman was grabbed and attacked from behind. melanie alnwick is live in falls church with the latest on this investigation. good morning. there have been at least five other cases just like this one, incidents where young women were taxed from behind and groped. now, miss are comparing the suspect description. in several cases, the man they say was wearing a t-shirt and a red baseball cap and jeans. it was 4:20 in the afternoon near the intersection of south maple avenue and gibson street, a woman pushing a baby in a controller becomes a target for the a creep. >> the suspect walks up behind her. she was distracted talking on
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her cell phone. he walked up behind her, grabbed her, groped her very aggressively. he did hot let go of her until she yelled. she started screaming trying to get the attention of people. >> reporter: police say the suspect ran way. according to witnesses, he is about 5' 6", his pan wick a medium to dark complexion and short hair and skinny. this does seem to match the description. springfield cases. at least five victims there and some of them as young as 15 years old. police are reminding people to be aware of their surroundings. they are also wanting to hear from members of the public, whether they know anybody matching the description of the suspect or whether they know of any other similar incidents that police should be aware of. live in falls church, i'm melanie alnwick, back to you. in prince george's county, a boy accused of killing his
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foster sister will go to a therapeutic group home. the 13-year-old was charged with involuntary manslaughter and entered an alford plea meaning he wasn't admitting guilt but knew there was enough evidence to convict him. the teen beat his 2-year-old foster sister to death no unknown reasons. he cannot be around any children and can only have contact with his family under supervision. a d.c. tax office employee is accused of a massive fraud totaling nearly $4 million. prosecutors say kimberly davis accessed records and filed more than 1,000 fraudulent tax returns. court documents say there were two other people involved but they have not been indicted. brace yourself for a busy day on the campaign trail. president obama hitting four
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states today and governor mitt romney campaigns in two battle ground states as the presidential race enters the final two weeks before election day. yesterday, the president was back in high hue making a rare appearance with vice president joe biden. romney and his running mate paul ryan kicked off their final sprint in nevada. on friday, the president sits down for a live interview with mtv and romney was also invited to do the same sometime before the november election. just a reminder about our new show, it is called fox 5 news edge you decide 2012. it focused on local and national candidates and issues. you can catch it every night at 6:30 p.m. just tweet us your thoughts about the upcoming election and we may use them on the air. on we are all focusing on the maryland senate race. next week, the candidates will be live on fox 5 morning news for a debate. r a debate. that is next wednesday, october
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31st, starting at 9::00 a.m. if you have a question for one of the candidates you can send it to senate debate at wttg.com. the senate debate leads to controversy for one candidate. he was under fire for comments he made about abortion and rape during that debate. >> we'll hear what he said that has him feeling the heat and has the romney campaign reacting this morning. stay with us. how far will people go to relieve their sore throat?
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her and dumped her body in a recycling bin. a republican candidate for senate from indiana is getting a lot of criticism this morning for comments he made about abortion during a tv debate. richard murdoch said life is a gift from god even if it is the result of rape. take a listen. >> i struggled with it myself identify long time but i came to realize life that is gift from god. i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> the romney campaign immediately put out a statement saying governor romney disagrees with murdoch's comments and they do not reflect romney's views. officials in massachusetts say they have found unclean conditions at that time the new england pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak. the governor says the state will revoke the license of the compounding center and three pharmacists. twenty-three people died and hundreds more sickened after receiving the tainted steroid shot. fox 5 follow-up to a story
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we first brought you yesterday. could d.c. be the next city to crack down on oversized sugary drinks? >> we'll hear from the councilmember who is pushing the plan. but first, let's talk to tucker barnes. >> we've got some clouds moving through but some mild temperatures to start your day. we are 60 here in town. i'll have all the details on your warm wednesday. it is wednesday, right? >> yes. >> all right. i feel better. julie wright has your traffic coming up after the break. q get irresistibly clean and fresh carpets in your home with resolve deep clean powder. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean.
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on the campaign trail, vice president joe biden surprised volunteers at a ohio field office with a pizza delivery. he and his daughter ashley dropped off eight pies and thanked volunteers for their work trying to get out the vote. ohio is considered an important battleground state. getting closer and closer. >> must be nice to have the vice president or president show up with meets afor you. here you go. >> the commander in chief and the vice president bringing you pizza. >> that is pretty cool. >> i feel you could almost get my vote for a pizza. >> you're that easy. >> at this point, i am. i'm pretty hungry t wouldn't take much. today, we'll be upper 70s, close to 80. partly sunny skies just like yesterday. the warm trend continues. that is the big headline. enjoy because -- we have a
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misspelling again. >> you know what ? that wasn't even me. >> who are you going to blame now? >> it happened on your watch. >> i'll have a word with somebody who worked last night. 55 this morning at dulles. nice and cool areawide. let's talk temperatures and satellite-radar. we have some cloud cover on the way. i think we'll wake up with partly to mostly cloudy skies and the rain showers look pretty impressive. much of this is not touching the ground. but can't rule out the possibility of a few light sprinkles, maybe a few light showers. best chance for that will be out to the west. so if you are watching out in west virginia, western maryland out towards hagerstown, you have the best chance of a couple of light sprinkles or showers as this pushes through. the trend will be to keep the warm air mass in place and keep
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the nice temperatures around. all right. here is your forecast. partly sunny skies. could be a sprinkle. winds out of the north here at five. i think it is sprinkles will be during the morning hours. you don't need an umbrella here. this will be a light shower. 60 tonight. partly cloudy skies. mild overnight. winds out of east at five. there is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. notice the temperature trend, starts to cool down. 75 and mild tomorrow. we have a chance for an early shower on friday as we get a little back door cold front coming through. then much cooler for the end of the weekend and early next week highs will only be in the 50s by next monday and tuesday. all right. that does it for weather. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie who hit the ground running or not running. >> as the case may be, not moving. around 11:30 last night, accident activity involving a truck that is now leaking fuel.
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clean-up continues northbound i- 95 as you make your way past mile marker 138. traveling out of stafford, this is your rude awakening. a lot of folks encurbed to head over to route 1. take 630 courthouse road and back and that will put you past this accident scene. right now, not too much of a backup to report. -- a lot of folks encouraged to head over to route 1. you will find the traffic commute will be a bear continuing northbound out of stafford and fredericksburg headed northbound on i-95. you will find eastbound 66, the lanes are open. no trouble spots to report here leaving manassas continuing inbound through centreville. light traffic volume southbound on kenilworth avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. monitoring metro and the latest on those controversial pro-israel ads. metro says it is adding disclaimers to them so passengers know that the transit agency does not endorse
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the message. the ads went up earlier this month calling muslim radicals savages. a counter ad went up shortly afterwards encouraging forgiveness and justice. we have new details on a story we first brought you yesterday. d.c. may be the next city to crack down on the oversized sugary drinks. some city council members say they would support a ban on super sized drinks in an effort to battle owe weast. d.c. leaders could consider a ban like new york on anything over 16 ounces or a tax. councilmember mary cheh says she will take up the issue in the next few months. >> this is not something we can ignore. i know people say nanny state. if there is a serious public health problem, when hasn't the government looked to take steps to address it? >> the issue is that kids are drinking too much soda and it is up to parents to reduce that amount themselves.
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that is a decision that parents rather than mary cheh and the d.c. council should make. >> a similar effort by the d.c. council came up short in 2010 but only by one vote. it is as thin as a pencil and as light as a notepad. the new ipad mini is unveiled. >> we'll get a look at t plus apple is not the only one with wig changes. -- we'll get a look at it. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. states. plus apple is not the only one with big changes. thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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you know, new apple product get a lot of buzz and fanfare. this one was no different. the tech giant unveiled its new ipad mini in california. adam shapiro takes us to the big announcement. >> this is ipad mini. >> apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing phil schiller made the announcement
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today in san jose. starting at $329, it is 3% thinner and 53% licer than the third generation ipad. as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper. >> it is great for reading your e-mail and responding to your e- mail and surfing the web. it is great for managing all your photos and sharing them with friends and family. >> reporter: with the success of the kurt mundell fire and other smaller tablets, the president of enderly group, rob enderly, says apple may have felt the pressure. >> 7-inch tablets have been selling very well. i think it caught apple by surprise. a lot of us thought that would be a tweener product. it turned out it is easier to carry, less expensive. >> reporter: apple has sold 100 million ipads since its debut in 2010. the new mini version is 7.9
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inches compared to the larger ipad's 9.7-inch display. tim cook says it has truly been an amazing year for apple. >> it has been an incredible year. with all of these new products in all of the applications and cloud services, this has been a truly prolific year of innovation for apple. >> reporter: preorders begin october 26th with the wi-fi only version going on sale november 2nd. adam shapiro, fox business. >> the new ipad mini will start at $329 for a six gigabyte mini. consumers are in for a shock when microsoft recloses the windows # operating changes. the changes are the most widespread since 1995. -- releases the windows 8
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operating changes. all kind of new stuff. just in time for christmas so the kids can ask for it. >> get in your wallet and get in the pocket. take that money out. cars traveling down the road with no one behind the wheel. >> driverless cars could soon be coming to washington. we'll get a full report coming up next. that might be better than some of the people who drive in washington. >> that is a good point. goo
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welcome back. how would you like to drive in your car without strog steer or push the pedals. sounds kind of nice. >> sound like a great idea that dream may be closer to reality than you think. driverless cars were the topic after city council hearing in d.c. -- how would you like to drive in your car without having to steer or push the pedals? >> john henrehan explains. >> reporter: to an audience,
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car manufacturer volvo showed a spread i don't that shows real human beings including children getting into a car driving on a highway-like road and becoming part of a platoon of vehicles. lead vehicle is piloted by a human driver. the cars behind it ask to join the platoon and once they are accepted, the driver in the car can turn around and play with the kids. this is not animation. cars are effectively driverless. google is also experimenting with self-driving vehicles and in this company demonstration video they asked californian steve mahan who is legally blind to sit behind the wheel. the google vehicle recognizes a stop sign, checks for cross traffic and continues navigating to the parking lot of a taco stand to the ordering station and then to the drive- in window where the blind
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driver gets a burrito to go. the it uses radar, cameras and spinning laser beam to guide it and it keeps learning. >> so while you may have driven 15,000 miles over last year, our vehicles have driven about 300,000 miles. they get all of that experience and learning and we put that into the vehicle. >> reporter: the d.c. council is considering enabling legislation where the district would join california, nevada and florida in allowing testing of driverless cars. >> in may, i actually rode in an autonomous vehicle new downtown tease. the experience was remarkable for its unremarkableness. >> reporter: responsors of the legislation say it needs tweaking but the bill allowing driverless experimental vehicles in d.c. will likely come it a committee vote within weeks. the question is when will consumes are get to uy

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